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Re: Cafepress, or?

From: Jim Nasby <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Joshua D(dot) Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Cafepress, or?
Date: 2006-06-08 19:11:12
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On Jun 8, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> elein wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 05:57:00PM -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:23:48PM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>>> Folks,
>>>> Now that we have an official place to collect money, and some t- 
>>>> shirt designs, I wanted to set up something like a CafePress  
>>>> site for PG paraphenalia.
>>>> However, I've heard some grumbles about CafePress quality.  Are  
>>>> there real complaints?  If so, are there alternatives?
>>> I've had issues with cafepress quality. The shirts tend to fade  
>>> pretty
>>> quickly.
>>> I've got and it's held up  
>>> well.
>>> One issue is there's some glitch where the front graphic shows up  
>>> wrong
>>> in the detail section (the inside is actually white, not red).  
>>> Also, the
>>> process used is more like an iron-on, whereas cafepress uses some  
>>> kind
>>> of screen printing process. The upside is a lot more color  
>>> options; the
>>> downside is the shirt doesn't breath through the graphic.
>> Iron-ons also are tacky and get cracked and wrinkled in the wash.   
>> Screen
>> printing is better.  I have no opinions on cafepress, etc.--just  
>> on the
>> iron-ons.  Ugh!
> I have used cafe press for years. I have never gotten a t-shirt but  
> I can say that the tote bags and coffee mugs were very good.

Yeah, the problem is that the shirts just don't hold up very well in  
the wash; they start out looking great, but after 10 washings...

Anyway, I'll bring both shirts to the anniversary so folks can see  
for themselves.
Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com
Pervasive Software    work: 512-231-6117
vcard:       cell: 512-569-9461

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